True to the late nineteenth century settlement house movement's roots, Stanford Settlement is a vibrant hub of programs and advocacy within the North Sacramento neighborhoods it serves.
I have had the privilege to witness first-hand the important impact Stanford Settlement delivers to children and youth over the past 30 years in my role as a school social worker and school administrator in the school district wherein the agency is located. Though I have recently retired, I am excited to continue being affiliated with the agency as a Board Member.
Stanford Settlement holds an unwavering commitment to empower others through group, individual and neighborhood services. Staff are keenly dedicated to developing positive relationships with those they serve. It is not at all uncommon for Stanford Settlement social workers to collaborate with a specific school as well as with the school district to comprehensively address the needs of their Kindergarten -12th grade participants. Visits to children and teens at their homes and at their schools is just one way the agency forges meaningful engagement. These connections enhance the on-site and, in response to COVID-19 guidelines, virtual programs in place for kids and teens alike. Stanford Settlement works in concert with school district staff to address chronic absenteeism and homelessness by connecting families to key resources. The annual Operation Cratchit Christmas project provides toys and food to numerous families in need as do the monthly drive-through grocery giveaways which have been put into place since the onset of the pandemic. Individual, small group and large scale services all uniquely comprise the agency's range of services.
Stanford Settlement is devoted to building resilient individuals and neighborhoods. Thus, the agency's mission nourishes the community it serves. Click here to learn how you can support this organization.